- Mar 3, 2009--- In email@example.com, "Joel Gebhart" <colin@...> wrote:
>I'm not sure about that...
> I forgot to add that while I think all the hardware in this thread
> supports WOL, you have to configure it in software to use it.
> Personally I wouldn't use it because even the couple seconds it wouldChances are you already have to wait a few seconds for other reasons.
> take to come out of hibernation isn't acceptable when I'm trying to
> read or write to the disk attached to it. I don't know how tolerant
> CUPS would be of waiting for a response if you use it for a network
> attached printing services. Obviously I could live with a couple
> seconds for my media server to start responding.
It is not uncommon, when I haven't done anything for a while, to hear
my disks for my NSLU2 spin up, by something simple like opening a web
page in Firefox.
The reason that happens, is among other things, I have my NSLU2
configure as a DNS server. Because the NSLU2 has such limited amount
of ram, eventually after enough idle time, the DNS server process gets
swapped out to disk. After a while of not using the disks, the USB
enclosure spins those down. So a few hours later, when I decide to
use firefox the process is delayed for two seconds while the NSLU2
spins up the disks and then loads the process back into memory. WOL
would not add a significant amount of additional delay to this...
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